Police investigating into attack on Kharkiv language protesters

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Aug. 15, 2012, 12:49 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

An opposition party activist holds a giant national flag as riot policemen stand guard during a protest in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on July 30, 2012.


KHARKIV – The police are investigating into the fact of an attack on Kharkiv protesters against the adoption of the language law last night, according to the public liaisons department of the Main Department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Kharkiv region.

"The fact was registered properly in the register of Dzerzhynsky district police office in Kharkiv and witnesses are being questioned to collect primary materials and make a decision under the current legislation," reads the statement.

The police office said that at around 1:30 a.m. they received a call and were informed that "the participants of the protest against the language law allegedly were attacked and their four national flags were stolen, agitation materials were cut off by a knife, torn off, and stolen." According to the police office, an investigatory and operational group was sent immediately to the scene of the attack.

As reported, unidentified sportive people attacked a camp of protesters against the adoption of the language law on August 15 at night in Kharkiv. According to the protesters, they had to wait for the arrival of the police for more than an hour.

The protesters promised to resume the rally as soon as they restore posters and buy new flags.

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AL BALA Aug. 15, 2012, 4:23 p.m.    

3. 2 million school books purchased for the younger classes , 1.9 million in Russian


Dmitry Tabachnik vidraportuvav: problems with textbooks in Russian can not be.

Tabachnik informed that almost all schools will begin its work promptly and fully ready for the start of the academic process.


Gee ?

More school School books in Russian than in Ukrainian in Ukraine !

Russification of Ukraine is back in full force, Just like in Muscovy {AKA-Russian Empire / AKA - USSR} ! ! ! !

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cedrik Aug. 15, 2012, 6:11 p.m.    

And what does this have to do with the article about a supposed 'attack' on language law protesters?

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AL BALA Aug. 15, 2012, 7:04 p.m.    

Tabachnik said that they are ready to Russify

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AL BALA Aug. 15, 2012, 7:26 p.m.    

Як боролися з українською мовою останні 100 років?

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cedrik Aug. 15, 2012, 6:13 p.m.    

According to the evening news, the accused attack was simply someone cutting down their hanging posters. Nothing said about anything physical, and with all the cameras floating around in their very small protest, not a photo of the attack is available. Interesting.

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AL BALA Aug. 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m.    

How to fight with the Ukrainian language. Chronicle of bans for 400 years.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 16, 2012, 7:33 a.m.    

CORRECTION: All the sovok news compliments of the Party of Reprobates.

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myron kry Aug. 15, 2012, 6:25 p.m.    

Kharkiv was once the capital of Ukraine where the Ukrainian language flourished. I wonder what our ancestors, of just a couple of generations ago, would think now???

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AL BALA Aug. 15, 2012, 10:03 p.m.    

Indeed, the linguistic and even socio-linguistic impacts were great, as the Russians borrowed thousands of words, phrases and other significant linguistic features from the Mongol and the Turkic languages that were united under the Mongol Empire.[18]

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Mykhayl Aug. 16, 2012, 1:55 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~

First Russian language next the Russian flags?

An hour for police to arrive, was the call for help made in Ukrainian?

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cedrik Aug. 16, 2012, 8:03 p.m.    

As of today the complainants are back peddling. Seems there are conflicting stories of what actually happened.

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